Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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Seeing as it has started off being "pencil" day on toolbag tales, back to schooldays and the communal pencil sharpener with the windy handle.....
the communal pencil sharpener
the communal pencil sharpener
and while we are at it School pens and inkwells
Yes the 60's still had inkwells and wooden dip nib pens in Co Durham
Yes the 60's still had inkwells and wooden dip nib pens in Co Durham
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Probably find that Gibbo was still using one of these right up until he closed his garage :lol: but it looks to be an only mildly dangerous oxy-acetylene kit. None of this bottled acetylene, thank you very much :-D
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oxy-acetylene kit

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What is it, and how does it work?

On the pencil sharpener front, I recently needed a couple of them. Paid a visit to my local splendid stationery warehouse, and had a choice of five or six . . . every one electric, and running off AA or AAA.

Crazy, I thought, so asked about the crank-handle variety. Staff a little surprised anyone would want one, but two arrived within 48hrs at the princely sum of about €6 apiece. Bench/desktop clamp, shavings drawer, auto-feed, sharpness-adjustable. One happy bunny! \:D/

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Looks like a water and Calcium Carbide acetylene generator? :-D

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I've never seen one of those, plenty of the old acetylene car and bicycle lamps.

I was welding chassis with bottled oxy acetylene right back in the 1950s and lead filling body dents with a hot lead spray torch. :)

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As Mick says, I presume that's a Calcium Carbide Acetylene generator, with the water reservoir at the top. The grey container had a stirrer on it to agitate the Carbide, and the very uppermost part of the apparatus is, I think, the regulator for the water supply. There was a set of welding / brazing rods on the trolley as well.

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white exec wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 18:10


Bench/desktop clamp, shavings drawer, auto-feed, sharpness-adjustable. One happy bunny! \:D/
Worth a press of the shutter for POTD Chris :?:

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If you pop over to POTD...you will see Chris' Pencil Sharpener in its full glory

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My pencil sharpener.
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Has other uses too.

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Mine is often a chisel.

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Peter.N. wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 10:10
Mine is often a chisel.

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That would work but locating one too much like hard work. The Opinel or one of its Mora mates or Leatherman are always handy.
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From Sharpening Pencils with some serious weaponry, to electric Milk Floats and Doorstep deliveries of Milk.

Does anyone still get doorstep deliveries of Milk :?: (ie not from ADSA or their rivals along with the rest of the groceries).

Didnt quite have the horse and cart or indeed the electric milk float, and our doorstep deliveries probably finished about 20 odd years ago when the last local operator gave up his round.

Strangely enough yesterday among all the vast number of toy cars played with by our younger generation, the latest choice for acquistion was this three wheeler electric milk float new this week. Totall co-incidental with my "electric milk float" spot here.

Now if MIck happens to see this he may recognise the Dairy.....Braziers of Watford :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 10:47
From Sharpening Pencils with some serious weaponry, to electric Milk Floats and Doorstep deliveries of Milk.

Does anyone still get doorstep deliveries of Milk :?: (ie not from ADSA or their rivals along with the rest of the groceries).
We stopped it years ago as the milk didn't last very long and cost far more than supermarket milk, which keeps for ages.

Since the lockdown there is a pickup truck delivers up the street at odd times every day. Anywhere between 08:00 and 00:00. Seems to have other stuff onboard too, looks like eggs, bread cheese, yoghurt etc.

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Sterilised Milk anyone.....saves having the expense of a refrigerator!
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Haven't seen that in many a year. Renamed UHT. Still tastes weird.